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Artists Joel Lavoie

Joel Lavoie is a composer, sound artist based in Montréal, Canada. His musical explorations sail through the troubled water of the individual and collective subconscious. Outwitting the anecdotic nature of real soundscapes through complex and textured collages, the auditor finds himself amid a soft and intense universe drifting freely in the evocations of the subliminal. Exploring the themes of the souvenir, the elsewhere and introspection, he encourages us to take a pause, a reset, surrendering to a rediscovery of the self. Minimalist music in its form, maximalist in his timbral complexity, it questions the usual codes of perception and apprehension. He has released an album Absolument (2015) on the Montréal based label Kohlenstoff Records, Cabines (2018) on Jeunesse cosmique and Souvenir (2020) on Mikroclimat.

Besides composition and sound design for theater and dance, he purses his career as sound engineer. His collaborators include: Marie Béland, Alexa-Jeanne Dubé, La Fratrie, Cirque l’envers, La 2e porte à gauche, Audrey Rochette, Émile Pineault, Mykalle Bielinsky, Claudel Doucet, and Sébastien B Gagnon. He has had the opportunity to perform in Canada, Lithuania, Germany, Sweden, Poland, France, UK and Mexico.


Joel Lavoie

Montréal (Québec), 1987

Residence: Montréal (Québec)

  • Composer
  • Performer
  • Sound artist

On the web

Joel Lavoie [Photo: Geneviève Grenier, Montréal (Québec), October 2019]
Joel Lavoie [Photo: Geneviève Grenier, Montréal (Québec), October 2019]
  • Joel Lavoie [Photo: Jakub Kaczuk-Kuziak, Poznań (Poland), January 26, 2020]
  • Joel Lavoie [Photo: Alex Paillé, Montréal (Québec), December 2019]

Main releases

Mikroclimat / MKR 120 / 2020


Kohlenstoff / KOHL 023 / 2015
  • Not in catalogue

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